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Jason Kersey

NFL Draft: Eric Striker goes undrafted, but...

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Former Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was one of hundreds of NFL Draft hopefuls who didn’t hear his name called this weekend,...

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Ryan Aber

NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers select Zack...

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Zack Sanchez was known at Oklahoma as a high-risk, high-reward corner. So it wasn’t a surprise when Sanchez took the risk by...

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Jenni Carlson

OU Football: So, who is this Otis Sullivant on...

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Eric Striker was formally presented the Otis Sullivant Award on Monday afternoon. We found out recently that the former...

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Oklahoma Sooners: OU Football, Basketball & Sports News

  • NFL Draft: Eric Striker goes undrafted, but becomes social media sensation after his speech to family aired live on ESPN

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was one of hundreds of NFL Draft hopefuls who didn’t hear his name called this weekend, but he still managed to shine because of a heartfelt speech broadcast on ESPN. Late in the seventh round, ESPN went live to Striker’s draft watch party, where dozens...

  • OU football: Following disappointing draft and viral speech, Eric Striker doing just fine

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Striker is the 15th recipient of the Otis Sullivant Award, which is given annually by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation to an OU faculty or staff member or student who exhibits “keen perceptivity.” The honor comes with a $20,000 award.

  • Tulsa Memorial's Isaiah Thomas offered by Alabama

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    An in-state target for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State added a big scholarship offer to his impressive list over the weekend. Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas was offered by defending national champion Alabama.  Thomas, who is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior, tweeted news of the...

  • College football: Former Sooners and Cowboys reflect on EA Sports lawsuit settlement

    Complied by Jason Kersey and John Helsley | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    ZAC ROBINSON Oklahoma State quarterback (2006-09) Settlement received: $4,500 For me, you can use my likeness. The experience of being in a video game and having millions of people play you on a video game, not to mention you can play yourself, was far greater than getting a few thousand...

  • College football: EA Sports lawsuit settlement viewed as step forward for student athlete rights

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    In the summer of 2014, Chase Garnham traded a Vanderbilt football jersey for a suit jacket and sat before a judge in Oakland courtroom.

  • NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick former OU linebacker Devante Bond in sixth round

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Devante Bond’s willingness to fight back from what looked like the premature end to a promising football career paid off in a big way Saturday. Bond was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Bond was the fourth Sooner off...

  • NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers select Zack Sanchez early in the fifth round

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Zack Sanchez was known at Oklahoma as a high-risk, high-reward corner. So it wasn’t a surprise when Sanchez took the risk by leaving the Sooners a year early to enter the NFL Draft. In the short-term at least, the move paid off with Sanchez being picked 141st overall in the fifth round by...

  • NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys select Charles Tapper with 101st overall pick

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Just a few years ago, Charles Tapper could never imagined being picked in the NFL Draft. Tapper thought he was more likely to wind up in the NBA, concentrating on basketball while growing up in Baltimore. But about six years after Tapper made the transition to football, the former Oklahoma...

  • Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard drafted by New York Giants

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Sterling Shepard was tiny when he first arrived at Oklahoma City’s Heritage Hall as a high school freshman. So small that his new teammates gave him a nickname: Mouse. “He was probably 5-6 or 5-7 and 150 pounds, soaking wet,” recalled Markus Wakefield, a high school teammate of Shepard’s....

  • College softball: Sooners sweep Iowa State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Oklahoma improves to 40-7 overall and 11-1 in the Big 12 after beating Cyclones twice.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Join The Oklahoman's sports editor Mike Sherman to talk sports in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • OU tennis: Spencer Papa's return to Oklahoma is another stepping stone on the path to his ultimate goal

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Papa is back in Oklahoma, where he first learned the game and where he now plays for OU. Not only is he one of the best players for one of the best college programs in the country, a team that starts its postseason run Friday at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, but he is also one of the...

  • NCAA reverses course on satellite camp ban

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    In the aftermath of the NCAA Division I Council’s ban on satellite camps earlier this month, there was intense backlash from coaches, recruits and their families, who argued that it would unfairly cost under-the-radar — but talented — prospects opportunities. Apparently those voices were...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Get inside the mind of columnist Jenni Carlson about everything OU, OSU and the Thunder in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • OU beat writer Jason Kersey bidding farewell to The Oklahoman after nearly a decade

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    I pulled off Broadway Extension and into the parking lot, turned the key to park my 2003 Hyundai Accent, grabbed my three-ring binder of work examples and took a deep breath. Waiting for me inside the old Oklahoman headquarters — the tower off Broadway Extension and Britton Road — was sports...



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